40 years

About EPL

Capabilities with Flexibility

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Drawing on Over 40 Years of experience we offer real end to end solution deliver, from Research and Development to solve a specific challenge right through to being a manufacturing partner.

With factories in both New Zealand and Thailand, we use a range of manufacturing techniques to produce quality products at scale, with accuracy and cost efficiency.

Custom-designed EPL products are widely used in construction, appliances, electronics, marine, medical and many other applications.

We have  earned a number of industry awards, including:

  • Trade New Zealand Export Award (1997)
  • Plastics NZ Innovation Award (2000)
  • NZ Computer Excellence Award (2000)
  • Ranked Second in the NBR Search for Exciting Companies in the Plastics Manufacturing Sector (2007)
  • Enviromark Gold Certification 2009
  • Champions Canterbury Export Award (2011)
  • Plastics NZ Gold (x2), Silver & Bronze Product Awards (2016)

So you know you can rely on EPL to design and deliver products that allow your designs to function at their best.

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40 years

Milestones

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EPL started making silicone rubber extrusions and mouldings in Christchurch, New Zealand, with industry stalwart Jerry O’Neill at the helm.

1974 –
EPL founded
1975 –
rigid profiles produced
1981 –
PVC compounds made on-site
1983 –
co-extrusions offered
1985 –
first Santoprene® TPE manufacture outside North America
1987 –
Auckland plant established
1996 –
purpose built plant opened in Christchurch
1996 –
Teflon® FEP coated cable made
1997 –
acquired Glendene Plastics, Auckland
2001 –
fourfold co-extrusion process perfected
2009 –
production plant opened in Thailand
2010 –
Christchurch production plant damaged in earthquakes
2015 –
moved into new Portlink production facility